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Blackout Averted in High-Stakes Carriage Dispute

Mar 25, 2019  •  Post A Comment

A blackout that would have deprived some viewers of popular channels has been averted in the carriage dispute between AT&T’s DirecTV and Viacom.

DirecTV took to Twitter early today to announce that an agreement had been reached between the two companies. You can see the tweet below.

The deal removes the risk that DirecTV subscribers would have lost access to BET, Comedy Central and other popular Viacom cable channels.

“The contract between DirecTV parent AT&T and Viacom expired at midnight Friday, but the companies continued talks over the weekend,” USA Today reports. “Viacom’s channels remained on the TV service during talks and an agreement was reached early Monday.”

The companies said they expect to announce details about the agreement in the near future.

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